Conditions common to cause pain around the ankle joint include plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia that cause pain in the heal region and also other parts of the sole. X rays may show boney spurs in the calcaneal bone. Your pain physicians may prescribe medication, plantar fascia stretching and strengthening exercises and medial arch supports. Some patients will require cortisone injections around the plantar fascia.